Sunday, February 24, 2008

Fall/Winter 1968 Full Guide Post - plus a Bonus

This weekends full guide post is the Fall/Winter 1968 edition. It covers November 1, 1968 thru January 15, 1969. This and a few other same era editions of the guide book have each land without a map, just text and a couple pictures. This didn't last long and the individual realm maps with there attraction locations returned in 1970 and stayed for two decades.

Be sure to check out the back sections too, lots of nice photos and information back there. The full guide in PDF format can be downloaded here:

* Disneyland Guide Book - Fall/Winter 1968 (11.4 mb)

I love this artwork!!!! Look for it starting on page 5.

**** SUNDAY BONUS ****

Today’s bonus is an odd piece. Dated September 1957All aboard for Disneyland” This measures 8 ½ by 11 inches, four pages (just front, insides and back), it’s thick paper and is very much like the 1957 Souvenir Guide book cover in its feel and smell (yeah, it smells like 1957!)

How selection of families to attend the Conference on Family Security and Family Happiness will be made”. It appears to be for INA insurance agents, sell a few policies go to Disneyland! Fun reading! A chance to stay at the "New Disneyland Hotel".

See you on the next post!


Matterhorn1959 said...

VDT- the INA piece was for special events and convention that was held at Disneyland in 1957. 1957 was when INA placed the Carefree Corner on Main Street. One of the giveaways for the INA event were animation cels. I have also seen a 1958 first map with INA markings. I have a 1957 guidebook with a special brochure about INA at Disneyland and a flexi disk record I posted a while ago about that has INA advertsing. The images are from ads INA ran in 1957 and later about the Insurance of Happiness. INA also made larger size posters of the ads.

Major Pepperidge said...

The INA item is really fantastic!

Unknown said...

Great find! Thanks for sharing this with us. Thanks for sharing it in PDF.

Anonymous said...

This is for Matterhorn1959. I have these 7 animation cels with the "thanks for visiting the INA Spotlight on them. I have 7 of them. Could you please give me some info on how these were given out or what a person had to do to receive them? These have been stumping me for years. They have a dates on the stickers that are fixed to the back of the cel with the dates of September 1, 1959 - Novemeber 30, 1959. Please any info wold be so greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance. Anna Tuttle

Anonymous said...

Anna, I have one of these cells too (Jester from Sleeping Beauty) and it made it's way all the way New York. I obtained it through an auction of household goods 20 years ago... this has a gold lable on the back mentioning INA Spotlight with the same dates in 1959. You can reply directly to if you'd like.
I would like to know more about the cells too. Thanks, Brad

Peter in Japan said...

Just wanted to thank to site owner. These posts are the wind beneath my wings, saving them all to read while waiting in line at Disneyland tomorrow.